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Coverbal Synchrony in Human-Machine Interaction, Hardback Book

Coverbal Synchrony in Human-Machine Interaction Hardback

Edited by Matej Rojc, Nick Campbell


Embodied conversational agents (ECA) and speech-based human-machine interfaces can together represent more advanced and more natural human-machine interaction.

Fusion of both topics is a challenging agenda in research and production spheres.

The important goal of human-machine interfaces is to provide content or functionality in the form of a dialog resembling face-to-face conversations.

All natural interfaces strive to exploit and use different communication strategies that provide additional meaning to the content, whether they are human-machine interfaces for controlling an application or different ECA-based human-machine interfaces directly simulating face-to-face conversation. Coverbal Synchrony in Human-Machine Interaction presents state-of-the-art concepts of advanced environment-independent multimodal human-machine interfaces that can be used in different contexts, ranging from simple multimodal web-browsers (for example, multimodal content reader) to more complex multimodal human-machine interfaces for ambient intelligent environments (such as supportive environments for elderly and agent-guided household environments).

They can also be used in different computing environments-from pervasive computing to desktop environments.

Within these concepts, the contributors discuss several communication strategies, used to provide different aspects of human-machine interaction.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 434 pages, 6 page insert prints 4 color and goes at end of book
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Human-computer interaction
  • ISBN: 9781466598256